US SUPREME GIVES OPINION ON LEAKED COURT DRAFT JUDGEMENT
Written by awawa on May 4, 2022
The Supreme Court and Chief Justice John Roberts put out rare, written statements Tuesday to address the leak of a draft opinion showing the panel’s conservative majority of justices is poised to overturn nearly 50 years of established abortion rights — sparking outrage across the country.
The statement on behalf of the court confirmed the document’s authenticity, saying, “Although the document described in yesterday’s reports is authentic, it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.”
In a separate statement, but released together with the one from the court, Roberts called the leak a “singular and egregious breach” of trust — but defended the court’s workforce and integrity, saying this will not undermine its operation.